Diversity & Outreach Section

Grounds for Sculpture to the Skyscraper Museum: Creating a Museum Pass Program from the Ground Up

The Cliffside Park Public Library began offering museum passes five years ago and now offers over 25 passes – one of the largest programs in the state. Learn how to get a museum pass program started or enhance the one you have. Topics will include museum selection and solicitation, creative marketing, educational partnerships, budgeting, statistics, policies and record keeping. Also hear from a neighboring library’s perspective on pressure to start a program as well as collaboration efforts.

Choosing Diversity: Evaluating and Selecting Titles for Your Library’s Collection

What should you look for in materials reviews to help you select titles that represent diversity? What are some of the best titles to offer as alternatives to more mainstream portrayals and viewpoints? What are some of the most controversial diverse titles? Librarians will share their thoughts on what diversity means to them and how to select diverse fiction and nonfiction middle grade and teen titles for your library’s collection.

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